It’s a cliche, but smiling makes you feel better. If you can laugh at something, it isn’t quite so scary. IBD – Ha!
Check out this great site – bloodpooptears.com. It is written by a woman called Jackie who has IBD, MS and a jpouch. The site is full of useful and funny […]
There isn’t much comprehensive advice out there about diet and Ulcerative Colitis. What to Eat with IBD: A Comprehensive Nutrition and Recipe Guide for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, has […]
Ah a nice glass of wine – how I miss it! One of the most upsetting lifestyle changes that I have had to make is cutting out alcohol. I am practically […]
Diarrhoea is one of the hardest words to spell in the English language – fact! I use a mnemonic to help me to remember how to spell it (two rakes and […]
Dehydration is a big problem when you have active IBD or a pouch. Some days it seems impossible to drink enough, when water is quite literally pouring out of you faster […]
Pouchitus. This is the worst word! I hate it! But what ever you call it (I prefer flare-up), pouchitus is horrible. You’d think that once your colon has been removed then […]
There’s no easy way to say it. Having an auto-immune disease can shorten your fertile life. After my surgeries I had tests to see if my fertility had been affected. […]
Fortunately I haven’t been ‘caught out’ many times over the years. I have developed strong rectal and pelvic floor muscles (as my surgeon helpfully told me last time I had […]
This is what a stoma looks like. My scars are still healing in this picture, they have lightened up a lot over time.